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Rugged Casio Smart Outdoor Watch now available to buy (from Google Play, Amazon, and others)

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Rugged Casio Smart Outdoor Watch now available to buy (from Google Play, Amazon, and others)
Back in January, watchmaker Casio unveiled the Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10, its very first smartwatch - which, unsurprisingly, runs Android Wear.

Starting today, interested customers can buy the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch in the US from Google Store, Amazon, Rei.com, and Casio's own online store. Costing $500, the new device is significantly more expensive than most other Android Wear watches on the market. Why is that? Well, this is the toughest Android Wear smartwatch you can currently get, and is compliant with the military standard MIL-STD-810G (thus being resistant to dropping shocks and vibration). The WSD-F10 is also water-resistant up to (or is it down to?) 50 meters - that's 165 feet.

The Casio Smart Outdoor Watch sports an almost-circular 1.32-inch display with 320 x 300 pixels. This is actually a dual layer display, including a monochrome LCD and a color LCD - you can switch between them in order to "maintain excellent visibility in any circumstances." Furthermore, the watch features a microphone, altimeter, barometer, compass, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.1 LE. GPS appears to be strangely missing.

The Smart Outdoor Watch is compatible with most Android phones running Android 4.3 or later. The wearable device also works with iPhones (running iOS 8.2 or later), though Casio says that, in this case, functionality is "limited". All in all, the Casio Smart Outdoor seems to be a smartwatch for the Bear Grylls in you. Interested in buying one?

sources: Google Play, Casio, Amazon, Rei.com via Droid-life

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posted on 25 Mar 2016, 15:25 1

1. DFranch (Posts: 247; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Giant Bezel and they couldn't get rid of the flat tire.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 15:32

2. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)

1.3" is small for me. My Gear S is 2" baby!

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 15:59 5

3. tango_charlie (Posts: 334; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

An outdoor watch without a built in GPS sensor...Deserves the "Dumbest Gear Award" of 2016.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 23:30

4. combatmedic870 (Posts: 911; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)

If it had built in GPS it would last an hour. The company probably assumes you'll have your phone with you to use its GPS. I think 400 would be a better price though.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 09:48

7. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1599; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

Are you seriously trying to cover a company that made an outdoor watch without gps? They advertise it all over as being outdoor-ish and outback-ish. Its an epic fail the least I can say.

posted on 27 Mar 2016, 00:23

9. jkapster (Posts: 50; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

Not so, the Garmin Fenix 3 (although it does not run Android wear) is a true outdoor watch. It has GLONASS and GPS mode of 20hrs with a 6 wk watch mode, barometer, altimeter, and waterproof to 100M for the same price!https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-trail/wrist-worn/fenix-3/prod160512.html

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 00:34

5. grbrao (Posts: 294; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

This is how the smart watches need to be made. Some one barging about price, but this is worth is rather than other non water resistant s**t that u pay 300$ +. Good watch with decent price..

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 01:07

6. Swordylove (Posts: 209; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)

I expected better from Casio. They could've put something like their iconic 'G' button to replace the black bar.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 09:49

8. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1599; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

Casio thinks we most of people on this planet are 7 foot body builders with massive hands/wrists. That thing is ugly huge.

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